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Governor: Homes Near Forests Need Buffer From Wildfires (access required)

Homeowners and communities in Arizona forests need “defensible space” around them to reduce the dangers of wildfires, the governor’s Forest Health Oversight Council is recommending. Governor Napolitano unveiled the proposals on Feb. 9. The council’s 30 recommendations include 10 that ...

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Ruling Overturns Random Drug Tests For Firefighters (access required)

The Arizona Supreme Court on Jan. 27 overturned Mesa’s policy of randomly drug testing firefighters, ruling that the firefighters’ privacy rights trumped the city’s desire to deter and detect substance abuse. The Supreme Court’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed ...

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Tortoise Gets Contact Lenses; Law Changes (access required)

Anybody — even a tortoise — can apparently obtain contact lenses. Stephen Cohen, a Scottsdale optometrist, had no problem ordering contacts for his pet. All it took was eye measurements and the name of a veterinarian. Two boxes of Acuvue ...

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